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CNN
Mar 7, 2011 2:00am EST
, i do believe that america is exceptional, but i think it's important to examine the facts carefully to figure out just where we stand in today's world. america is indisputably number one by some key measures. we have the world's largest economy, military, scientist establishment, the biggest technology companies. we are just as indisputably falling behind in many other key areas. well behind other countries. let's take a look at some recent rankings. the united states is the fourth most competitive country in the world economically. good. we're only fifth best country in which to run a business. america's enrollment rate for elementary school, however, ranks 79th in the world. we're only 12th in the percentage of college graduates among rich countries. america's 15-year-olds are ranked 19th in science and 24th in math. our infrastructure ranks 23rd. we're 41st in the world on infant mortality, 49th on life expectancy. perhaps most worrying, america is no longer a place where anyone can make it. last year the oecs issued a study of social mobility across generations, basically that's
CNN
Mar 6, 2011 1:00pm EST
and in america over budgets and politics. nick kristof back from the middle east. eliot spitzer familiar with the problems of balancing budgets. david frum. chrystia freeland. what in the world. we found a nation even more divided than our own. finally we'll take a last look at the ultimate mubarak bling. i'll explain. now, there's an interesting debate about whether the events in the middle east are good for the united states, the west, good for peace and stability, but i think there can be little dispute about whom they are bad for. al qaeda. in fact the arab revolts of 2011 represent a total repudiation of al qaeda's founding ideology. think about it. for 20 years al qaeda has said that the regimes of the arab world and massive dictatorships and the only way to overthrow them is to support al qaeda and its terrorism. then in a few weeks the people of the arab world have overturned two governments by means of nonviolent demonstrations and begun a process reform and revolution that will alter the basic bargain between the ruler and ruled in the middle east. al qaeda insisted that people
CNN
Mar 12, 2011 11:00pm EST
-pedic. the most highly recommended bed in america. >>> you're in the situation room. happening now breaking news. nuclear fears and confusion in japan. oo nuclear safety official tells cnn a meltdown may, repeat, may be under way in a reactor at a nuclear plant rocked by the earthquake. japan's ambassador to the united states tells me that is not the case. another aftershock hitting hard in japan. our reporters on the scene describe the fear they felt when the 6.1 tremor struck. we're told more than 140 aftershocks jolted the island over the past 24 hours. and the search through the rubble is stretching into a third day. japan's prime minister says more than 3,000 people have been rescued but it's now feared the death toll from the monster quake and tsunami will climb to 1800 or higher. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. i want to get to the breaking news that we're following, the fear that a meltdown at one of the nuclear reactors in japan may be under way. update our viewers on what we know right now. >> rep
CNN
Mar 27, 2011 10:00am EDT
and not in america's interest. >> richard haass calls it a war of choice. you don't think so? >> of course it's a war of choice. 99% of wars have been wars of choice. i can barely think of a war we fought that was not a war of choice. is it a good choice or bad choice, richard seems to think it is the end of i decision. i think it is. >> i think the united states has had a number of wars, it's a necessity beyond world war ii and the gulf war -- >> how did the korean war end? >> it ended just fine, the mistake in the korean war was what began as a war of necessary sesty then we turned it into a war of choice and it became extraordinarily expensive. there's a very high standard particularly given what jane har man said, the war in iraq and what became the war in afghanistan when this administration expanded it. let me finish, if the interests aren't vital and you have other policy options you have to think twice. inmy view the interests are clearly less than vital. i disagree with what happened in libya will have a fundamental impact on what happened in bahrain or syria, i simply disagree with that ana
CNN
Mar 27, 2011 1:00pm EDT
and not in america's interest. >> how do you -- richard haass calls this a war of choice. obviously you don't think so. >> of course it's a war of choice. 99% of wars have been wars of choice. i can barely think of a war we fought that was not a war of choice. maybe world war ii. is it a good choice or bad choice? richard thinks it is the ends of the decision. i think it is. >> richard, i will let you respond to that. >> i think the united states has had a number of wars, it's a necessity beyond world war ii and the korean was a war of necessity. and the gulf war. >> how did the korean war end? >> it ended just fine, the sense we liberated the part of korea that had been overtaken. the mistake in the korean war was begin when was was -- began as a war of necessaries zpi then when macarthur went north of the 38th parallel we turned it into a war of choice and became extraordinarily expensive. there's a very high standard particularly given what jane har harman said. the united states is already involved in two, war in iraq and what became the wore in afghanistan when this administration expanded it.
CNN
Mar 13, 2011 1:00pm EDT
in countries across africa, latin america and asia. it also has massive human investments in most of those places as well. hundreds of thousands of chinese workers are involved in projects across africa. china wants to show that it will protect them and protect its investments. and to do that, it's rapidly expanding its military. as china's economic interests grow, expect to see a rise in its military power. to protect those interests. and expect to see an expanding definition of china's vital national security interests. which will include more and more regions. that's what happens when great powers expand. after all, that's how an isolationist country in north america became the world's superpower about 75 years ago. and we'll be right back. >>> our question this week from the gps challenge is -- the second phrase of the united states marines hymn says "to the shores of tripoli." which american fought war in libya does that phrase refer to? ♪ from the halls of montezuma ♪ to the shores of tripoli >> was it a, the first world war? b, the second world war? c, the first barbry war? d, t
CNN
Mar 20, 2011 1:00pm EDT
traveling with the president on his latin america trip and joins us now from rio. ed, what is the president planning to say in a matter of minutes? >> reporter: he will be focused in that speech in a short time about the economic ties with brazil. and how they are sort of -- some commonality between the two countries, multiracial and multiethnic and how the economies are getting closer and closer together. more trade relations and trying to expand that relationship to create even more u.s. jobs. unlikely to really get into much substoons libya there. like he did yesterday when he authorized the use of force by u.s. troops. and instead what he did this morning was have a secure national security briefing with some of the top aides and included secretary of state hillary clinton joined by secure conference call defense secretary robert gates as well as the commander general carter hamm who we have been talking about one of the key leaders oversee thing. what the white house is trying to do even as they conduct this latin america tour, project the image of a president who is still standing on
CNN
Mar 13, 2011 10:00am EDT
africa, latin america and asia. it also has human investments in the area as well. hundreds of thousands of chinese workers are involved in projects across africa. china wants to show it will protect them and protect its investments, and it's rapidly expanding its military. expect it to see a rise in military power and an expanding definition of china's vital national security interests, which will include more and more regions. that's what happens when great powers expand. that's how ani isolationist country became the world's superpower 75 years ago. we'll be right back. homeowners -- rates have been going up, but you can still refinance to a fixed rate as low as 4.75% at lendingtree.com, where customers save an average of $293 a month. call lending tree at... today. until the combination of three good probiotics in phillips' colon health defended against the bad gas, diarrhea and constipation. ...and? it helped balance her colon. oh, now that's the best part. i love your work. [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. you've done racy go daddy commercials before. yeah, but this is
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